I've been doing it! Running, that is. That treadmill and I have become close friends. I can now seriously give you an estimate of my level of patience in parenting for an upcoming day based upon how much time I've had on the treadmill. The scale isn't moving yet (DAMN YOU SCALE!) but it's been worth it for the positive effect it has had on my attitude toward being awake :) I think part of it might actually be the complete screaming of music that I do during the hardest part of my run. It's very invigorating. Thank you Darkbuster. Click at your own risk.
We've been crafting at the Craft house. Fitting. I'm starting to crave sewing again, so it is a good thing that Stacie and I are cleaning out the basement so she has a proper place to sleep while she is living here and so that I can get to some creating again! I still haven't picked a path. Will it be little girl skirts? momma skirts? pillows and housewares? If you know, let me know, k?
For now though, it is playdate tank top designing. Mia has a friend that loves that I make some of Mia's clothes. Yesterday we had a playdate after school and this is what the girls came up with. They completely came up with their own designs, cut out all of the pieces (after several frustrated attempts, I helped a bit with the birds) and they placed them on their shirts with the spray tack glue and they helped me decide how they'd be stitched on. We did all three of these in the short hour long playdate. Not bad!
Mia, age 7; Q., age 7; Cannon, age 4
This morning Cannon helped me start the teacher appreciation and Mother's Day cards. Simple free-stitching on cardstock. Super fun! I've never done these before like this so I was doing some experimenting with flowers and leaves. Not bad at all!
This card on flickr was actually my original inspiration but I couldn't get to the box of grosgrain ribbon in my craft room... we're still moving around in there... so out of laziness I got something I actually liked a little better for the occasion. Sweet.
I *heart* making things. Swoon.